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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Riptide » January 13th, 2018, 8:48 pm

Does anyone know if the awards will be live somewhere?
I'm not sure about it being live streamed but last year's award ceremony was uploaded to youtube. (link - https://youtu.be/-ALMy8OuZAg)
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby pikachu4919 » January 17th, 2018, 8:49 pm

Does anyone know if the awards will be live somewhere?
I'm not sure about it being live streamed but last year's award ceremony was uploaded to youtube. (link - https://youtu.be/-ALMy8OuZAg)
Avogadro also has a live score tracker in which you can see the results pop up as the awards are being presented but it costs $0.99 to access that live updater :P

This thread is also surprisingly dead, considering the tournament is a couple days away. I guess everyone competing is cramming at the moment?

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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby JonB » January 18th, 2018, 6:03 am

Does anyone know if the awards will be live somewhere?
I guess everyone competing is cramming at the moment?
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 18th, 2018, 6:44 am


I guess everyone competing is cramming at the moment?
And/or figuring out how to pack Mission Possible to fly...
Good luck... Airport security is going to love that
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby uictoria1 » January 18th, 2018, 9:04 am

I'm predicting a slight stack from both Solon and Mason, leading to the following:

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Mason A
4. Solon A
5. LASA
6. Clements
7. Seven Lakes A
8. Mason B
9. Solon B
10. Mentor A

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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Unome » January 18th, 2018, 10:22 am

My predictions, now that prior tournaments are over. Note that I'm just using A and B as arbitrary denominators, I have no idea whether Mason A or Mason B will place higher for example. Also note, Enloe appears to no longer be attending.

1. Troy A - Not much of a choice here. Even if they don't stack fully, I don't think anyone will beat them.
2. Harriton - The probable runner-up, on the basis of generally being good. I won't underestimate them this year :P
3. LASA - I thought it slightly improbable for Solon to finish this highly while split. I debated a while on who to put here, and decided on LASA on the basis of their general consistency and experience at high-level tournaments.
4. Solon A - No weaker than last year, I expect a fairly strong performance. Being unstacked, however, it's possible for any of the nearby teams just below them to finish ahead.
5. Clements - Coming off of a 6th place Nationals finish, they should do pretty well - I haven't heard of anything that would drop their performance.
6. Seven Lakes A - I think Seven Lakes may do slightly worse this year, but I'm not certain.
7. Mason A - Mason now has two very strong finishes behind them, showing that Northview was definitely not a fluke. I expect good things from them (note I'm assuming that they won't stack).
8. Troy B - Because Troy
9. Mason B - As mentioned above, I'm pretty sure they'll split, giving them a good shot at putting both teams in the top 10.
10. Solon B - Strong as usual, I'm sure. They might beat Troy or Mason's second team, depending on how stacked they are.
11. Chattahoochee A - Mentor and Acton-Boxborough will certainly be split, leaving this area a little easier than it otherwise would be. Excepting huge event bombs, I think we can take this spot.
12. Columbia - I debated whether to put them above Chattahoochee, but eventually decided against it (though with no solid reasoning to back this up). It could easily go either way.
13. Acton-Boxborough A - No expectation of decline, a split team can probably do this without too much trouble.
14. Mentor A - Looks lower than it actually is. Having predicted three B teams in the top ten, this comes out at 11th place school.
15. Montgomery - Not sure I can place them any higher. We only have regionals to go off of so far, and they don't have much experience at this level of competition.
16. Mentor B - They tend to be very evenly split.
17. Acton-Boxborough B
18. Boca Raton A - I've heard a lot about how Boca Raton is supposed to be weaker this year. They haven't had any particularly impressive invitational performances so far, and didn't do very well at Northview. I could certainly have underestimated them by several places though.
19. Ward Melville A - I guess this sounds about right. If I recall, they've done fairly well so far this year.
20. Conestoga A - They'll certainly be split. I have no idea how strong they are though.
21. Penncrest - Shows no sign of getting any stronger this year, as far as I can tell. They could always surprise, though (as they did in 2015).
22. Clark A - They've been getting stronger in recent years, so I think this is reasonable.
23. Olathe North - Hard to place the teams in this area. I think ON is probably good enough, they've had relatively good performances at invitationals so far.
24. Conestoga B
25. Seven Lakes B - At this point, things get difficult. Many of the teams that I would otherwise have placed here aren't coming this year, so I'm picking Seven Lakes B over Fairfax to take this.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby uictoria1 » January 18th, 2018, 10:36 am

My predictions, now that prior tournaments are over. Note that I'm just using A and B as arbitrary denominators, I have no idea whether Mason A or Mason B will place higher for example. Also note, Enloe appears to no longer be attending.

1. Troy A - Not much of a choice here. Even if they don't stack fully, I don't think anyone will beat them.
2. Harriton - The probable runner-up, on the basis of generally being good. I won't underestimate them this year :P
3. LASA - I thought it slightly improbable for Solon to finish this highly while split. I debated a while on who to put here, and decided on LASA on the basis of their general consistency and experience at high-level tournaments.
4. Solon A - No weaker than last year, I expect a fairly strong performance. Being unstacked, however, it's possible for any of the nearby teams just below them to finish ahead.
5. Clements - Coming off of a 6th place Nationals finish, they should do pretty well - I haven't heard of anything that would drop their performance.
6. Seven Lakes A - I think Seven Lakes may do slightly worse this year, but I'm not certain.
7. Mason A - Mason now has two very strong finishes behind them, showing that Northview was definitely not a fluke. I expect good things from them (note I'm assuming that they won't stack).
Given that Mason has beat Solon at both Sylvania Northview and Westlake, why do you have Solon predicted as higher at MIT?

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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Unome » January 18th, 2018, 11:01 am

My predictions, now that prior tournaments are over. Note that I'm just using A and B as arbitrary denominators, I have no idea whether Mason A or Mason B will place higher for example. Also note, Enloe appears to no longer be attending.

1. Troy A - Not much of a choice here. Even if they don't stack fully, I don't think anyone will beat them.
2. Harriton - The probable runner-up, on the basis of generally being good. I won't underestimate them this year :P
3. LASA - I thought it slightly improbable for Solon to finish this highly while split. I debated a while on who to put here, and decided on LASA on the basis of their general consistency and experience at high-level tournaments.
4. Solon A - No weaker than last year, I expect a fairly strong performance. Being unstacked, however, it's possible for any of the nearby teams just below them to finish ahead.
5. Clements - Coming off of a 6th place Nationals finish, they should do pretty well - I haven't heard of anything that would drop their performance.
6. Seven Lakes A - I think Seven Lakes may do slightly worse this year, but I'm not certain.
7. Mason A - Mason now has two very strong finishes behind them, showing that Northview was definitely not a fluke. I expect good things from them (note I'm assuming that they won't stack).
Given that Mason has beat Solon at both Sylvania Northview and Westlake, why do you have Solon predicted as higher at MIT?
Northview, I don't count for Solon because they didn't do well there last year but greatly improved later. As for Westlake, taking the best scores from each team puts Solon ahead of Mason.


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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » January 18th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Well, looks like I'm volunteering with Game On all day! Hopefully I'll see some of you if anyone's competing in it.
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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Postby Raleway » January 18th, 2018, 3:08 pm

More predictions...

1. Troy A -It's them... who got next?
2. Harriton- Definitely the next strongest team though builds may bring down their score
3. LASA- Very strong results so far
4. Seven Lakes A- Also very strong results at the Texas tournaments but expected LASA to up their game a lot especially coming to MIT
5. Mason A: Very strong performances and proved their finishes this year to not be flukes; strong contender to shake up the usual top teams
6. Solon A: Only here because unstack; if stacked then probably 3 or 4
7. Clements: I heard from people that they lost seniors and didn't perform really well on the invitationals this year; maybe they'll up their game for MIT however
8. Troy B: Just... just them
9 and 10: Any of the B teams that might be unstacked from the above list or dark horses :O

Below 10 is just a combination of all the schools but here are some notable dark horses to break the top ten in no order

Chattahoochee: Usually a very strong competitor and if they break out here they have an excellent shot at breaking the top ten
Columbia: Not mentioned enough; very strong team that goes to nationals regularly and will have the experience to back them up
Acton-Boxborough: Also a strong team that has lots of experience on the team and will be hungry to reclaim their lost glory from last season
Mentor: Not the best results so far this year but still a powerhouse capable of doing well here

And now... let's bring out the wild ones: the Wildcards! They can either get 20th place or somehow break into the top ten

Ward Melville: Even as our beloved Bazinga has left, Ward is still quite strong and we can be sure Bazinga still is helping out
Boca Raton: Traditionally very strong on builds; performance will be dependent on how their other events stack up
Montgomery: Did well on regionals and had a strong season last year, winning two invitationals and losing by a sad whirly boy at states
Conestoga: Chance to break into the elite group but in my opinion the least likely
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